[rescue] Trying to revive my E450

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Sun Oct 25 14:06:49 CDT 2015

On 2015-10-25 2:20 PM, microcode at zoho.com wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 02:13:13PM -0400, Toby Thain wrote:
>> On 2015-10-25 1:19 PM, microcode at zoho.com wrote:
>>> On Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 12:46:24PM -0400, Toby Thain wrote:
>>>> Yeah. When I packed it up, I wrapped the disks in foam and tape and stored
>>>> them carefully with the key, so I know it's the pair.
>>> That sounds ominous. I would suggest being very careful about not trying to
>>> install those drives in a machine with a ZFS root. Many versions of S10 go
>> There only were ever two drives in this machine.
> Understood. I was saying if you try to read them in another Solaris machine
> that already has a ZFS root pool you have to be very careful or you'll lose
> your other system, too.

Oh, right. Good point! I don't actually have any other SCA systems here, 
my only route would be an adapter, and then to set up some kind of scsi 
system perhaps in a PC or Mac.


>>> If you can boot from USB maybe you could plug in a USB DVD and boot the
>>> latest S10 installer to a shell?
>> I'm not sure E450 can boot from USB? But if so, that's definitely an
>>> option.
> I don't know either but it is the only thing I could think of. I did manage
> to put together an installer on a USB drive by combining a few how-tos I
> found but it was so time consuming and annoying it would be easier to get an
> actual drive if you live in a country where you can actually find and buy
> tech stuff, as opposed to where I live...

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